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The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer

  1. Can travel thousands of miles to the most beautiful of locations but if not happy and satisfied with self, no distance will make you happy
Key Takeaways
  1. Making a living and making a life can take you in different directions
  2. Going nowhere not about austerity so much as about coming closer to one’s senses
  3. Sitting silently not about turning away but stepping back from time to time to see and love yourself and the world more clearly and deeply
  4. Those who are busiest are the ones who need to give themselves a break the most
  5. The point of gathering stillness is not to enrich the sanctuary or mountaintop but to bring that calm into the motion, the commotion of the world
  6. In an age of speed, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still
What I got out of it
  1. Impossible to distance yourself from your problems if your problems lie within. Appreciate stillness and the profound benefits it can have.

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